For the first time since Browns wide receiver Greg Little entered the NFL in 2011, he publicly lamented the damage he left behind at the University of North Carolina and how it has ultimately led to the Tar Heels formally distancing themselves from him. The school released letters Tuesday to media outlets in which it outlined its “permanent disassociation” from Little, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn and NFL free-agent defensive tackle Marvin Austin because of their NCAA violations that resulted in criminal charges against five people for violating the state’s sports agent law, the Associated Press reported. The letters, which were dated Nov. 15, prohibit the three players from contacting UNC athletes, bar them from campus athletic facilities and ban them from providing recruiting or financial assistance for athletics. The NCAA declared Little and Quinn permanently ineligible in 2010 and the school dismissed Austin from the team after they accepted improper benefits, including cash and travel accommodations. Sanctions were levied against the football program, and recent charges were filed against five people for violating the state’s Uniform Athlete Agents Act. “I think there’s been some wrongful accusing,” Little said today before practice. “There’s a lot of people that I’ve hurt, and I think a lot of the blame should be put on me much less than attacking other people. I kind of understand what they’re doing. They’re just trying to protect the athlete. A lot of the times it’s just self-inflicted.”
Browns WR Greg Little on being banned by Tar Heels: 'There’s a lot of people that I’ve hurt'
Akron Beacon Journal | Nov 20